introducing girl guides

Welcome to Girl Guides NSW & ACT. Whether you are an existing Member or a visitor to our website—we are delighted you have come to visit our Organisation and do hope you enjoy learning more about us. Please take time to explore this site and find out about the array of opportunities and experiences Guiding offers girls from 5–17 years and women from 18 years. Guiding is an intergenerational organisation open to all, so no matter what your age, there is something for you!

Guiding provides a values based dynamic and flexible non-formal educational program for girls and young women in a fun and supportive girl’s only environment. Girls develop leadership skills and a sense of personal responsibility and a shared purpose to make the world a better place.

Girl Guides in Australia is community based and meets outside school hours. There are approximately 260 Guide Districts in NSW & ACT where groups of girls (Units) mostly meet on a weekly basis during the school term. By meeting locally with their peers, our girls have fun, develop friendships, experience adventure and challenge themselves to try new things by stepping outside of their comfort zone. They become a member of a small team (Patrol) within their Unit which builds a sense of belonging, encourages teamwork, helping girls to grow in confidence and have a voice. With the support of an amazing team of volunteer female leaders (yes you can be one), Guides enables girls and young women to grow into confident, self- respecting, responsible community members. 

By being part of a global movement, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, we have access to cutting edge contemporary projects with a focus on leadership and creating opportunities so “all girls are valued and take action to change the world”. There are 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 145 countries.